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Arsenal have been warned new defender Sokratis Papastathopoulos is not great on the ball.
Sky Germany’s Bundesliga expert Max Bielefeld, who expects him to be a hit in the Premier League made this revelation recently.
Arsenal supporters have been warned that their new defender has one major flaw – he’s poor with the ball at his feet.
“Sokratis Paspadapolous is a defender I imagine performing pretty well in the Premier League,” Bielefeld told the Transfer Talk podcast.
“He’s good in the one-on-one situations, he’s a good header of the ball, he’s really aggressive kind of defender.
“But he always has had his limits when it comes to playing the ball out the back, producing some play. You can’t compare him to Jerome Boateng who really likes to play the vertical passes from defence.
“He has some problems with the ball. Without the ball he is a really heavy defender.”